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Athena stock surges on Fenix funding support
1st March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Western Australia-focused Fenix Resources will subscribe for up to A$1-million in convertible notes of Athena Resources, gaining an opportunity for exposure to the Byro magnetite project, in the... 


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On-The-Air (01/03/2024)
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 


MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT
Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


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Filter press aids in water sustainability
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal reports that its newly commissioned 40 t/h filter press at its Mpumalanga-based Gugulethu mine is assisting in improving its sustainable use of... 


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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has concluded a nonbinding term sheet with the Longonjo lender consortium for a project finance debt facility of up to $156-million. 


Jupiter CEO Brad Rogers
Jupiter exceeds dividend policy with latest interim payout
29th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has declared an interim dividend of A$0.01, after receiving a R142-million, or A$11-million, dividend from Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining. Jupiter will also receive... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


WFDB concerned about G7 proposal to restrict trade in Russian diamonds
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has launched a campaign to unite the diamond and jewellery industry in presenting its concerns regarding the proposed Group of Seven (G7) restrictions... 


BCG highlights challenges, opportunities amid energy transition
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global transition to cleaner energy sources, African countries face various challenges and opportunities pertaining to the adoption of renewable energy. Consulting firm Boston Consulting... 


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ARM warns of lower interim earnings on the back of lower prices
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) says it expects its headline earnings for the six months ended December 31 to have decreased by between 40% and 50% year-on-year to between... 


Industry expert shares 6 things that will shape South African mining in the months ahead
27th February 2024

This year’s Mining Indaba, which convened under the theme of “Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African Mining”, was well-timed, given the winds of change that are... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen signs wind power deal for R105bn Eastern Cape green ammonia plant
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa has signed an agreement with Genesis Eco-Energy to implement 372 MW of wind power in the Western Cape, in support of the development of its R105-billion green ammonia... 


Pensana concludes term sheet for up to $156m in finance for Longonjo
26th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

London-listed rare earths project developer Pensana, through its 84%-owned subsidiary Ozango Minerais, which owns 100% of the Longonjo project, in Angola,  has concluded a nonbinding term sheet... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


India considers export tax on low-grade iron ore, sources say
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

India is considering an export tax on low-grade iron-ore after small steel producers urged the government to curb its overseas sales, two sources directly involved in the matter said. China... 


Coal load and haul operations
Thungela warns of lower earnings on back of Ensham deal
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed coal miner Thungela Resources has informed shareholders that its earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended December 31 will be between R88 and R93 lower, at between R34 and R39 apiece,... 


Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
23rd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Woodside Energy Group to a $1.4-billion deal to sell a 15.1% stake in its flagship Scarborough liquefied natural gas project to Jera Co., Japan’s biggest power producer, as consumers aim to secure... 


Teck expects to close coal unit sale to Glencore by Q3, CEO says
Teck expects to close coal unit sale to Glencore by Q3, CEO says
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Resources plans to close the sale of its steel-making coal unit to Glencore no later than the third quarter of 2024, CEO Jonathan Price told Reuters in an interview on... 


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Smarter mining key amid current market conditions
23rd February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Despite the boon of improved uranium demand, overall, depressed commodity prices and costly operating conditions are emphasising the need for Namibian mining companies to ensure that they mine a... 


Posco to import African battery graphite to cut China reliance
22nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Posco Future M Co, which produces battery materials for companies including General Motors Co, is preparing to import graphite from Africa to reduce its dependence on supplies from China. “Graphite... 


Minas-Rio
Integration of Vale’s Serpentina resource has potential to expand Anglo’s Minas-Rio output
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Anglo American has agreed to acquire, from Brazilian iron-ore miner Vale, the high-quality Serra da Serpentina iron-ore resource and integrate it into its contiguous Minas-Rio... 


Australian iron-ore port starts clearing ships ahead of cyclone
Australian iron-ore port starts clearing ships ahead of cyclone
22nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A major port on Australia’s west coast used by Rio Tinto Group to export iron-ore has started clearing ships from the harbor ahead of a cyclone that’s expected to form early Friday. All port... 


Coal being transported to port
Mining tax revenue down by 50.4% y/y
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

With various commodity prices taking a nosedive over the past year, windfall tax gains from high commodity prices over the preceding two years have come to an end, resulting in a sharp fall in... 


President Gustavo Petro came into office in 2022 on a pledge to wean the country off its dependency on fossil fuels.
Colombia Bill seeks permanent legal ban on new coal contracts
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Colombia, South America’s top coal producer, is proposing a mining bill which would ban new exploration and production contracts for the fuel. The proposed law would also allow the expropriation... 


Diatreme makes takeover for neighbouring Metallica
Diatreme makes takeover for neighbouring Metallica
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Brisbane-based silica sand miner Diatreme Resources has made a conditional takeover offer for Metallica Minerals, a move that would combine the companies' silica sand assets in Far North Queensland... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Risk of stranded LNG assets is 'real', Canada’s Wilkinson says
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas is welcome, and there are “real” risks that some infrastructure will end up stranded, Canada’s Energy Minister... 


Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Producers and consumers of fossil fuels in Australia, one of the world’s coal and gas powerhouses, should pay a new climate levy under efforts to accelerate a transition to a greener economy,... 


 US coal miner Ramaco ups 2024 guidance
US coal miner Ramaco ups 2024 guidance
13th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based metallurgical coal miner Ramaco Resources has raised its 2024 sales and production guidance, which it says reflects the strong market acceptance of the company's coal. The... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


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HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With global steelmakers increasingly turning to scrap steel recycling and direct reduced iron (DRI) as alternatives to blast furnaces, steel producers will not need to rely on carbon capture if the... 


BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Train drivers at BHP Group's Pilbara iron-ore operations in Western Australia have voted to strike on Friday for 24 hours, potentially cutting supply to the producer’s Australian export hubs.... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


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Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, Australia
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in he southern coalfields of New South Wales, Australia. 


Alberta’s Premier Smith sees US LNG export pause as opportunity
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approval of new liquefied natural gas export licences is an opportunity for Canada as the country prepares to start exporting the fuel, Alberta’s Premier... 


Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Stellenbosch University academic
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year, compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


African Pioneer extends Ongombo prospecting licence, upgrades mineral resource estimate
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed exploration and resource development company African Pioneer has been notified that the exclusive prospecting licence (EPL) 5772, 40 km northeast of Windhoek, Namibia, has been... 


Transnet train transporting iron ore
Transnet problems force Kumba to moderate output
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore CE Mpumi Zikalala has reiterated that State-owned Transnet’s rail performance challenges have placed so much pressure on Kumba’s value chain that the... 


Gold-plate South Africa
Goldplat’s Ghana business excels while South African op stumbles
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat has reported an “exceptional” second quarter at its gold recovery business in Ghana, achieving an operating profit of £1.82-million, up from about... 


Trafigura group executive chairperson and CEO Jeremy Weir, Ivanhoe Mines founder and executive co-chair Robert Friedland, and Lobito Atlantic Railway CEO Francisco Franca
Kamoa-Kakula, Trafigura become first Lobito railway corridor customers
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and commodities trader Trafigura have both signed a term sheet outlining the key terms for a reserve capacity agreement... 


SEGUCE RDC to introduce 2024 Mining Indaba to digitised exports
SEGUCE RDC to introduce 2024 Mining Indaba to digitised exports
7th February 2024

The dematerialisation of procedures and documents linked to the export of mining products has revolutionised field practice in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly in the provinces... 


Bolivia to ink $350m deal in Chinese financing for first zinc refinery
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Bolivia's government will sign a deal with China on Tuesday for $350-million in financing to build the South American country's first zinc refining plant, Bolivia's Mining Ministry said. The... 


Transnet receives locomotive batteries through RBCT partnership
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet has taken delivery of seven full sets of batteries procured by the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). The delivery of these critical spares will improve the reliability of... 


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